Centre for Social and Sustainable Innovation (CSSI)

BCom students

Innovation with sustainability

The Gustavson Greenshifters placed second in a Canada-wide business competition. Their prize-fetching business idea? Marginalized workers in China would collect used chopsticks from restaurants and use them to create upmarket furniture, diverting up to 45-billion pairs of chopsticks from landfills.

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Leat Ahrony and Emily Thiessen Sustainability Champions 2015

Student Sustainability Champions 2015

Gustavson students are sustainability leaders on campus. BCom student Leat Ahrony and anthropology student Emily Thiessen share UVic's Student Sustainability Champion award in 2015 for their leadership and contributions to a wide range of projects. Miranda Maslany (centre), an Environmental Studies major with a Business minor, is the 2014 champion.

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Sustainability in the classroom

CSSI helps professors bring the best articles, case studies, and guest speakers to their classes in marketing, accounting, operations, finance, human resources... Sustainability and social responsibility fit everywhere!

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CSSI staff

CSSI can open doors to all kinds of sustainability resources. Please, just ask!

We help students, professors and staff build all kinds of sustainability into their studies, careers and lives. We'd love to learn more about you and how we might help you, too.

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Find out how Gustavson students and graduates are changing the world

We love to celebrate Gustavson's creative, smart and sustainable students and alumni. Check out our weekly Communique for news and stories!

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MBA students with adviser

Best in the world: Gustavson students love a challenge!

Gustavson MBA students meet with business leaders and professors for advice and feedback before they present their ideas at events like Corporate Knights' Business for a Better World in Davos, Switzerland in January 2015.

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Centre for Social and Sustainable Innovation

The Centre for Social and Sustainable Innovation (CSSI) is a service unit for the Gustavson School of Business, and so much more!

Basically, we are one more way that Gustavson goes beyond seeing things differently and actually steps up to make the world better.

If you’re a student with an idea or a question, give us a call!

If you’re a business leader, we value your expertise; a professor, let’s hear from you!

You can phone Rachel at 250 853 3721, email cssi@uvic.ca, or visit Room 150 in the Business and Economics Building.

Business students start their Gustavson experience with international teamwork, sustainability, and a whole lot of creativity.

View more CSSI videos on the Gustavson School of Business YouTube channel.

  • Bart Simpson talks to CSSI - Filmmaker Bart Simpson talks to Gustavson's Centre for Social and Sustainable Innovation about film, business and social responsibility.
  • Faces of UVic Research: Monika Winn - our director explains the ways in which business can be made more sustainable, and explains that the public demand for large companies to have environmental transparency leads CEO's and businesses to become more sustainable.
  • The world looks different from here - a short trip, through the students eyes, of the unique experiences they have with the Gustavson School of Business in class, on exchange overseas, on internship and most importantly having fun together.

View more CSSI videos on the Gustavson School of Business YouTube channel.